Politics Re: Letting Nickels Appoint the School Board
posted by November 20 at 9:12 AMon
As Dan flagged in The Morning News, advisers to Mayor Nickels are urging him to take over Seattle schools by appointing the board.
When Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis squared off against the Washington Education Association earlier this year in front of the Stranger’s editorial board over I-88, the failed initiative to let Seattle fund its own schools, we asked Ceis (he was there to advocate against I-88) if Nickels would consider a takeover. Ceis demurred and said: “Oh, noooo, that would just give you guys more fodder for conspiracy theories against us. You’d complain about a Team Nickels ‘Power Grab.’”
Au contraire, Mr. Ceis. If fear of the all-mighty Stranger is all that’s holding you back, trust me, you’ve had our blessing for over a year now.